Ocean Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

Whether you're an enthusiast or not, the world's oceans are a marvel.  It is said that more undiscovered species live in the ocean's depths than we have already discovered.  You do not have to be a marine biologist, oceanographer, or seafaring professional to enjoy the ocean or to draw from it inspiration for naming your dog.  Many people feel tranquility and peace on the shores of the oceans while some are called to the life of a sailor or scientist.  Either way, choosing the ocean as inspiration for your dog's name demonstrates your love of nature and connection to water.

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Ocean Inspired Dog Name Considerations

Just about any dog or any breed, color, or size can find a meaningful name with an ocean theme.  However, there are some considerations an owner might want to take when naming their dog after an ocean theme.  Just as the oceans are vast, so too are the subthemes within the ocean theme.  Owners are most likely drawn to one subtheme or another for personal reasons.  Subthemes may include sailing culture or the Navy.  People may be drawn to marine biology and have a deep interest in the life forms that inhabit the oceans or the kinetic forces that power the oceans and shape life and geology in and around the waters.  

The possibilities for ocean subthemes are limited only to the imagination, but some people may simply be drawn to the peace they feel when visiting or while on the ocean.  These subthemes will help dog owners identify the best and most meaningful name for their dog.  Once a dog owner identifies the subtheme, they can apply conventional naming techniques to help them come up with the best moniker for their dog.  This may include projecting your dog's personality or matching the name to size, color, or breed type.

Male Ocean Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
8
Ray
A reference to Manta Rays
7
Sailor
A seafaring professional
6
Captain
A master of a ship at sea
4
Matey
A sailor's term for another crew member
4
Parati
Hopi for clear water
3
Fisher
Short for Fisherman, someone who fishes
3
Poseidon
Greek god of the Sea
2
Pibs
To put the boat in the bay
2
Hector
A species of dolphin
2
Roger
Reference to the flag and pirate ship, the Jolly Roger
1
Bo-Po
The boat police
1
Rudder
A structural piece on a ship
1
Tempest
A violent sea storm
0
Megaldon
A large, perhaps mythical shark
0
Sharkbait
A person who attracts sharks
0
Cutty
The name of a famous Clipper
0
Davy
A reference to Davy Jones' Locker
0
Blackbeard
A famous pirate
0
Lir
The Irish God of the Sea
-1
Red
After the Red Angelfish
-1
Hearty
A term of endearment among sailors
-1
Hudson
An explorer of the oceans, seas, and bays
-1
Admiral
Commander of a fleet of ships
-1
Aegir
The Old Norse God of the sea
-1
Gillian
He got stranded on an Island
-2
Flotsam
Floating wreckage from a ship
-2
Jetsam
Material thrown overboard that washes up on shore
-2
Tackle
Used to catch fish
-3
Commodore
Officer rank of the Navy above a Captain
-3
Brine
The foam of a churning sea

Female Ocean Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
13
Coral
Marine invertebrates of vibrant colors
13
Pearl
A white stone produced from an oyster
10
Atlanta
A reference to the Atlantic Ocean
9
Sandy
Beaches are often sandy
6
Ariel
A mermaid made famous by Disney
6
Kai
Hawaiian for sea
5
Blue
The ocean is a great blue expanse
5
Marina
Where you dock and launch your boat
4
Catalina
A type of boat
4
Haven
A safe harbor from the storm
4
Shelly
She sells seashells by the seashore
3
Cordelia
Celtic goddess of the Sea
3
Azure
A shade of blue
2
Aqua
A light bluish-green color
2
Orca
A large black and white whale
2
Lana
To be calm as still waters
1
Pacificia
A reference to Pacific Ocean
1
Bahama
Reference to the tropical island
1
Brizo
The Greek goddess of protection for sailors
1
Dipsi
Meaning ocean in Bislama
0
Journey
A trip taken on the sea
0
Lahloo
A Clipper of the 1800s
0
Sedna
Inuit goddess of the Sea
-1
Daria
Sea in Persian
-1
Maris
Meaning of the sea
-1
Zale
Meaning strength of the sea
-1
Nerissa
A Greek sea nymph
-3
Bikini
Popular swimwear at the beach
-3
Bellus
An angelfish
-3
Mary
A reference to Mary Rose, a famous shipwreck

Community Dogs with Ocean Inspired Names

Nemo
Male
Chihuahua
Wilmette, IL
Personality
Sweet
Outgoing
Funny
cuddle

My dog is kinda orange so that is why iI named him nemo. I also love the sea so that is also a reason

Salty
Male
Native American Indian Dog
Orlando, FL
Personality
Adventurous
Intelligent
Protective
Intense
Greedy
Fast
Loving
salty

i found salty as a stray, he had a salty personality towards me at first but our friendship grew in 3 months after our first meeting. Salty died last year, and the reason i named him salty was because of his saltiness towards something he isn't used to or doesn't want to do

Brax
Male
Labrador Retriever
Brisbane, CA
Personality
Caring
Protective
Full on

My Mum really liked the T.V show 'Home and Away'. Her favourite character at the time was Brax so thats what she called our pup.